I knew Big Sur would be the perfect place to shoot a roll of Purple film, since the film really shines when shooting nature, and I really didn’t want to lug my Mamiya around on hikes so I brought my Ikoflex since it also does best with landscapes since the focusing is tricky. When these came back I was giddy, though annoyed with myself for wasting half the roll on that damn waterfall – ha! I got in one shot on the drive to Ojai of those brilliant yellow trees, and it’s so amazing to see them electric pink.
I knew right away I wanted to get some square prints made for the shop, so the waterfall and tree shot are now in the shop as 12×12! I know a lot of you use Ikea frames for my prints and there is an Ikea frame that fits 12×12, and like most of their dang frames, you just need to trim the print a bit to fit.
When we got home I realized I had one shot left, and I knew what I needed to shoot before we moved away from them a week later: those palm trees on my street. So this one’s for you, Johanna, who has been asking for a palm tree print for ages. I cropped it to 8×10 to fit a more standard print.